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Barbara Bush Should Shut-Up
Riehl World View ^ | 11/20/10 | Riehl World View

Posted on 11/20/2010 12:13:04 PM PST by American Dream 246

This annoys the hell out of me, because I'm not some rabid Palinista. Crap like this from Barbara Bush leaves one no alternative but to respond to it. What, does she have another son, or a grand kid lined up for the job of President? Reagan handed your husband his, despite some misgivings, and he blew it, Barbara.

And as much as I supported her husband and her son while they were in office, they've hardly gotten us to a great place. Guess what? If not for 9/11, GW may well have been a one-term-er, just like his father. He barely escaped losing to John freaking Kerry. In fact, he barely defeated Gore in 2000. So, just how wise is this new found Bush wisdom? I don't see much in the record to support it, short of the political calculations of some consultants concerned more with winning elections, than the nation's politics.

"I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful," Barbara Bush said. "And she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there."

Bush, along with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, spoke to CNN's Larry King in an interview set to air Monday.

President Bush discussed the Tea Party movement, and although he said "some of the ideas make a lot of sense," he said he isn't sure how the new movement will fit into the larger political landscape.

Read my lips, the same can be said for the price of bread and broken tax pledges.

And as for Mona Charen's, Why Sarah Palin Shouldn't Run item at Townhall, congrats Mona, you finally found something to write about and make yourself relevant, again. I can't recall anything you've done in the last two years that's generated any real interest outside the usual Beltway set you write for. If Sarah Palin has a secret weapon, it's how distasteful and classless are so many of the GOP establishment types lined-up against her. If they were nearly as smart as they fancy themselves to be, they'd probably just shut-up and let the chips fall where they may.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alaska; barbarabush; blueblood; bush; bushlegacy; bushrino; establishment; gopestablishment; obama; palin; rinos4obama; sarahpalin; stayoutdabush; stupidparty
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1 posted on 11/20/2010 12:13:06 PM PST by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246

Bar remembers the damage 3rd party candidates can do.


2 posted on 11/20/2010 12:15:11 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Yes, I'm a neocon. What of it?)
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To: American Dream 246
They are just all scared of losing their power. We are taking it back, and through Palin.

Besides, I never did like her husband. Too much of a milquetoast for my liking...

3 posted on 11/20/2010 12:16:33 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Palin 2012...YOU BETCHA!.)
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To: American Dream 246

Mama Frizzly just wants her cub Jeb to have a shot at 2012. Darn it, it’s his turn! /sarc

- JP


4 posted on 11/20/2010 12:16:59 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: American Dream 246

I just don’t have any interest in the Bush family at this point.

Too many other things going on, events which threaten our liberty. Really they have nothing to do with the Bush family.


5 posted on 11/20/2010 12:18:28 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: American Dream 246

The Bushes, like them or hate them, are elitists, and yes, Barbara still wants to see her boy Jeb take his rightful place as president. He is, after all, the nice son who was groomed for it. How dare Palin or other non elitists threaten to take the White House away.


6 posted on 11/20/2010 12:18:28 PM PST by pallis
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To: American Dream 246
Oh, for the love of Pete. The frothing at the mouth going on around here over Barbara Bush's comment is beyond the pale. A little tacky, but really, big deal.

She's old, cut her some slack. Sheesh.

7 posted on 11/20/2010 12:18:52 PM PST by truthkeeper ( God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.)
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To: American Dream 246

Pro-choice if I’m not mistaken.


8 posted on 11/20/2010 12:19:05 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Huh? Palin’s no third-partyer.

That was clearly a scripted sequence, with Babs all ready to damn by insulting praise, then get the Alaska digs in, while 41 sat silent.

I voted for Bushes four times and I’ll never vote for any more of them in my lifetime.


9 posted on 11/20/2010 12:19:39 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: American Dream 246

Isn’t this the same lady that covered Republicans with glory during Katrina, when she thought the folks were better off in a shelter, or some such nonsense?


10 posted on 11/20/2010 12:19:48 PM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: American Dream 246

The entire Republican ‘elite’ establishment is dead-set against Sarah Palin because she isn’t one of them, thank God. Those elitists abhor actual political conservatism and if anyone doubts this, look at the records of both Bush presidencies. Sarah Palin is proudly middle class; a practicing Christian and unabashedly conservative. This is anathema to RINOs like the mega-rich, Yale educated Bush family and those who hang with that crowd. Barbara Bush is just a rich old lady nattering about someone she doesn’t know or understand. Her opinion is irrelevant.


11 posted on 11/20/2010 12:20:35 PM PST by Jim Scott (Cautious optimist)
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To: Gene Eric

The matriarch of the ultimate rino family speaks ,


12 posted on 11/20/2010 12:21:29 PM PST by RED SOUTH
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To: American Dream 246

BUSH/OBAMA other than rhetorical sales pitching, i see little difference in substantive action


13 posted on 11/20/2010 12:21:53 PM PST by KTM rider ( Former patriot turned rebel)
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To: American Dream 246
I'm getting tired of the elitists. Stick to baking cookies Ma Bush and let Palin do the fighting that 41 wouldn't.
14 posted on 11/20/2010 12:22:01 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: American Dream 246

Never in my wildest dreams did I think things would descend to this point, but I swear, the name “Bush” has just about become as nausea-inducing as the name “Clinton” to me.


15 posted on 11/20/2010 12:22:26 PM PST by greene66
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To: American Dream 246

I agree. With all due respect, shut up about this Barbara. It’s the luke-warm, big government Republicans like your husband and son that contributed to the huge mess we are in today. If Palin wants to run more power to her. I hope we have a great field of candidates to choose from unlike 2008. I do know that I don’t want Romney, Huckabee, and certainly not Jeb Bush. We’ve tried Bushes twice and you can count on them to always let you down.


16 posted on 11/20/2010 12:22:44 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: greene66

Clinton is their adopted son you know. They have more praise for Bill Clinton than they do for a conservative. What does that tell you?


17 posted on 11/20/2010 12:24:10 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: American Dream 246

No to political dynasties, no to anybody who’s for amnesty for illegal immigrants, and no to RINOS!


18 posted on 11/20/2010 12:24:40 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: American Dream 246

In his book, George W Bush relates that when he announced that he supported a Palestinian State but will not deal with their then leader the terrorist Yasser Arafat, his mother called him and sarcastically referred to him as “the first Jewish President”.

George Bush the father, was hostile toward Israel. This story evidences proof - to anyone deaf and dumb- that both husband and wife share an elitist county club type anti-semitism.

I can’t argue with anyone whose opinion is that Barbara Bush should shut the **** up.


19 posted on 11/20/2010 12:26:06 PM PST by HearMe
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To: La Enchiladita
Bar remembers the damage 3rd party candidates can do.

That would be pretty selective memory, considering it was her husband's breaking of the central promise of his campaign to be President that led to a significant third party challenge in '92.

If he'd have read his own lips, Clinton would have been nothing more than a footnote in the books.

20 posted on 11/20/2010 12:28:19 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

I wonder how many of us are on this page. Can we swing an election?


21 posted on 11/20/2010 12:28:24 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: American Dream 246
But everyone: Palin's Father wasn't a president !

that's the main qualification to be a leader!

22 posted on 11/20/2010 12:28:34 PM PST by jd777
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To: American Dream 246

remember these are the politicians that are part of the problem as much as we liked them and elected them. it is a new day. often the old guard can’t understand as they come from the reality that created or sustained the problems the new guard is going to fix.


23 posted on 11/20/2010 12:28:37 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: American Dream 246

The more Libs & Establishment/Ruling Class Republicans speak against Sarah Palin, the more I like her.


24 posted on 11/20/2010 12:29:34 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: American Dream 246

Yeah, Babs, spoken ike a true one worlder! Why don’t you just stay in Kennybunkport? Your time is long over!


25 posted on 11/20/2010 12:29:34 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: American Dream 246

Listen, I’m glad Bush cut taxes, and fought the War on Terror...that’s a good thing! He’s also a decent man.

However, Bush did a great deal of harm to the Conservative Cause! He started this crap by accepting the Dems premise about conservatives when he coined the term: “Compassionate Conserative!” Speak for yourself Mr. Bush!

Sorry, but I have no plan to buy this open-boarder RINO’s book!

I will never vote for another Bush!


26 posted on 11/20/2010 12:29:50 PM PST by Artcore
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To: truthkeeper
She's old, cut her some slack. Sheesh.

OK. If the interviewer gets fired, as when Newt Gingrich's mom blurted something out, I'll agree with you.

27 posted on 11/20/2010 12:30:14 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: truthkeeper
Uuummmm, Jimma Carter is old. I guess you cut him a lot of slack because of that? I always liked Barb because what ever was in her head found it's way out of her mouth. No beating around the bush.(pun intended) But there are times when what comes out of her mouth is not a good thing. This is one of those times. Give people enough “slack” and they sometimes end up hanging themselves.
28 posted on 11/20/2010 12:30:31 PM PST by fish hawk (w)
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To: beaversmom

She must be watching too much CNN and is just following the mantra to defeat good changes in govt. and change America back to what it was when her hubby was VP.

Maybe they are all getting scared of what might happen to their cush life if the fed goes broke and/or severe cutbacks in their monthly checks/security occur.


29 posted on 11/20/2010 12:30:53 PM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: truthkeeper
Her age is not relevant -- it's the usual Bush CINO elitism that is at issue here.

"I hope she'll stay there"

Barbara Bush did not need to say anything hostile and catty about Sarah Palin -- it's not going to accomplish a thing anyway, since NO ONE looks to Barbara Bush to guide their political opinions, I trust. But why did BB have to sink to the level of the Demagogues in the media?

It's just a useful reminder of the what the Bush country club RINO elite really stands for. A decent conservative, even if not in favor of Palin for POTUS, would welcome her ideas and contributions to the national debates.
30 posted on 11/20/2010 12:32:14 PM PST by Enchante (What if the Olberdork returned to the air - and no one notices.... or cares?)
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To: American Dream 246

If it wasn’t for Palin and Demint leading the charge, this election would not have been historic. Who knows what the future holds for either one of them. However, the army they are building grows stronger everyday. More Tea-Partiers and less Bushies is a good thing.


31 posted on 11/20/2010 12:33:49 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: American Dream 246

snicker.... sits beside the claim of ‘NO NEW TAXES’ mouth that got his backside handed to him by a now adopted ‘son’.... These people need to come out of their gated houses.


32 posted on 11/20/2010 12:34:03 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: beaversmom

Stay out duh Bushes.


33 posted on 11/20/2010 12:36:20 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: La Enchiladita

And what damage did the Tea-Party do? None!. Without the Tea-Party, this election would not have been historic.

Regarding damage 3rd parties do. My advice would been not to ignore conservatives, like Bush did, and there won’t BE A CREDIBLE THIRD PARTY.


34 posted on 11/20/2010 12:37:04 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: American Dream 246; onyx

FWIW, GHWBush & crew are the same wing of the party that opposed Ronald Reagan.


35 posted on 11/20/2010 12:38:22 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Jesse Jackson’s words now apply!


36 posted on 11/20/2010 12:39:23 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: American Dream 246
"and I hope she'll stay there [in Alaska]"

I have no doubt those are Barbara's hopes.

Jeb Bush Won't Rule Out Run For White House

What she probably doesn't realize is that conservative voters aren't in the mood (to put it mildly) to elect yet another pro-open borders globlist.

37 posted on 11/20/2010 12:40:19 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: American Dream 246

I wasn’t aware anyone cares what Barbara Bush says. She has a right to her opinion and Palin has a right to run, so telling her to shut up is what leftists do.


38 posted on 11/20/2010 12:41:16 PM PST by dforest
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To: xzins

That about says it all!


39 posted on 11/20/2010 12:41:16 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: American Dream 246; Alamo-Girl
IMHO, there's more heat than light in this essay. Why not remove all the "ad hominum" elements, discuss on merits, and let the chips fall where they may?

Were that to happen, maybe it might be clearer to us that the Republican party has deep divisions right now. So what else is new? Which is why I STAY WORRIED, even after the putative GOP "victory" of November 2....

Republicans are ever dependable when it comes to "shooting themselves in their own foot." They are too busy arguing with each other, rather than unite and face a determined and implacable enemy....

The problem seems to be they don't know whether they are "fish or fowl" —whether "big tent" or "principled."

BTW, it seems in certain quarters of the GOP establishment, any idea of "big tent" MUST exclude the Tea Party.... Which is rather ironic, because the nonpartisan Tea Party is principled by the ideas of ordered liberty as set forth in the U.S. Constitution — ideas with which the GOP has historically associated itself, as articulated in its party platform.

So the GOP looks primed to shoot itself in the foot yet again....

I'm sure the Left Progressives out there who work overtime to undermine the American order at every opportunity are laughing up their sleeves at us constitutional conservatives.... Given the GOP's divided leadership, and lack of clarity on fundamental principles, they realize that we conservatives do not pose a very serious challenge to them, now or in the foreseeable future.

40 posted on 11/20/2010 12:42:19 PM PST by betty boop (Seek truth and beauty together; you will never find them apart. — F. M. Cornford)
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To: 9YearLurker

“I voted for Bushes four times and I’ll never vote for any more of them in my lifetime.”

and that, I fear, is exactly what millions of others might think.

Unless it comes down to him or O.


41 posted on 11/20/2010 12:44:51 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: betty boop
it seems in certain quarters of the GOP establishment, any idea of "big tent" MUST exclude the Tea Party

Yep, their fantasy big tent would include everyone except conservatives.

42 posted on 11/20/2010 12:45:23 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: pallis

That’s right. Like it or not, Jebby is her favorite and Bar is the original Mama Grizzly. LOL. Remember when she called Hitlery the ‘b-word’ on national television? Did we not love her then? She simply protects her men!!


43 posted on 11/20/2010 12:47:29 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Yes, I'm a neocon. What of it?)
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To: Josh Painter

You added a /sarc but I bet it’s pretty close to the truth.

Very unfortunate. I would prefer to watch the left eat its own - not the right.


44 posted on 11/20/2010 12:50:34 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: truthkeeper
Oh, for the love of Pete. The frothing at the mouth going on around here over Barbara Bush's comment is beyond the pale. A little tacky, but really, big deal. She's old, cut her some slack. Sheesh.

Most folks are seeing a pattern emanating from the less-than-conservative establishment Republicans. Barbara's comment matches this pattern.

Makes it less about a "little tacky" remark from an "old" person.

45 posted on 11/20/2010 12:51:46 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: La Enchiladita

“Bar remembers the damage 3rd party candidates can do.”

On the other hand, unless something changes, we can continue electing the CFR’s New World Order types that dominate both traditional parties.

“We have the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for furture generations, a New World Order, a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this New World Order, an Order in which a credible United Nations can use it’s peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.’s founders.” -GHWB

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a9Syi12RJo


46 posted on 11/20/2010 12:53:05 PM PST by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! DeMint, 2012)
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To: American Dream 246

This whole crew including (and especialy) Karl “Tokyo” Rove are holding out for a Jeb Bush 2012 candidacy and that is ALL they care about—so they take cheap shots at Palin because she stands between Jeb and about 10 other candidates who are all unelectable and who he can beat.

The entire Bush family and all their sycophants need to go away now—grab a shovel and pitch in on building that library. They had their day, and now their day is over.

Don’t go away mad, just go away—or WE will get mad.


47 posted on 11/20/2010 12:55:12 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: American Dream 246

Great point, she is pimping for Jeb-the-other Bush-socialist for President.


48 posted on 11/20/2010 12:55:41 PM PST by stockpirate (David Horowitz Democratic Party has been "seized by a religious cult" of the left!)
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To: American Dream 246
Barbara Bush is what happens when Junior League Muffy gets to be 85 years old or so. The brainless twit does not seem capable of grasping that she was utterly irrelevant when her husband was POTUS, when her son was POTUS and at all other times. Whatever the drawbacks of Bush the Elder and Bush the Tounger, their respective choices in pro-abort wives do not lend much to their respective reputations. Bush the Elder's mother was a long time director of Planned Barrenhood and was just irate over her descendants' going pro-life.

Jeb is probably not a wise idea for 2012 but he ought not be blamed for his windtunnel mama.

49 posted on 11/20/2010 12:57:26 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club: Burn 'em Bright!!!)
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To: La Enchiladita
"Remember when she called Hitlery the ‘b-word’ on national television?"

I thought that was Newt's mom. Or did they both say it?

50 posted on 11/20/2010 12:58:43 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable Rights)
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